Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) gave a tribute on the House floor Wednesday to a woman killed in last week's Metro smoke incident.
The woman, Carol Glover, was a resident of Alexandria, Va., which is part of Beyer's district. Glover died, and nearly 90 other people on a Yellow Line train were affected by smoke in a tunnel out of the L'Enfant Plaza Metro Station.
Beyer said that outside of her work as a federal contractor, Glover was known as a devoted sports fan, cheering at her two sons' football, soccer and basketball games.
"It was clear she was as diligent in her work as she was in raising her children. She'll be remembered as a woman of strong faith with a gentle demeanor and warm heart," Beyer said.
He recalled a moment at Glover's funeral, when her mother described her as an optimist.
"At her funeral, her mother described her, she said, 'In life, we all have a dark tunnel to go through. Stay on track, you'll see the light at the end of the tunnel.' Her mother believed that Carol found that light," the Virginia Democrat said.
Metro and National Transportation Safety Board officials will give D.C.-area lawmakers information about the incident at a briefing later Wednesday.